Education

Offsetters Cultural Club believes that with appropriate educational opportunities, students are empowered with the necessary skills to become productive members of society. We look to partner with programs that promote literacy, open avenues to academic success, lead to more career opportunities, and/or facilitate access to higher education. In particular, the need to promote opportunities for higher education is of significant emphasis to this Organization. With this goal in mind, Offsetters believes that focusing on minority and disadvantaged students in the  community is the best way to enhance economic opportunity for all.

Offsetters has partnered with Individuals, Fellow Community Organizations and other Community based businesses to provide scholarships. We support programming of public high schools in Brooklyn, New York that provide essential learning experiences for guiding their students to tertiary education.

The Offsetters Cultural Club Scholarship Program

Offsetters Scholarship Program is another critical piece in the organization’s goal to increase access to education, and thus improve economic opportunities. The program recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of students who excel in their studies and have been accepted to institutions of higher learning.

The Organization has awarded over 200 scholarships, totaling more than $100,000.

The Scholarship Nomination Program is in effect from January through the beginning of April.  This year, we are awarding over $6,000 in scholarships. Graduating high school seniors are eligible if they are residents of New York City.

Scholarship winners will be chosen annually in May by a panel of educators. In addition to an essay on one of three topics provided by Offsetters scholarship committee, selection for the scholarships will also be based on academic achievement, school and community involvement.

The scholarships will be distributed evenly among the scholarship recipients.  Awardees must be accepted to accredited, nonprofit colleges, universities, vocational or technical schools as full-time students in the upcoming school year.

Send an email to scholarshipcommittee@offsettersculturalclub.org or call (718-629-3261/718-287-0981) to request a paper application.